Sunday, July 25, 2021

JESUS weeps over JERUSALEM

 

Luke 19:41

King James Version

41 And when he was come near, 

he beheld the city, 

and wept over it,


Why did the LORD JESUS weep over Jerusalem?

Finally, I will get the story right.

Of how Jesus ascends Jerusalem, reaches the Mount of Olives, asks for a fresh colt to ride on, and descends, in triumph, greeted by a multitude, who rejoice and praise the King sent by God. 

Here's the remarkable account of that Palm Sunday the Holy Spirit led me to.

Luke 19:28-48

King James Version

28 And when he had thus spoken, 

he went before, 

ascending up to Jerusalem.

29 And it came to pass, 

when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, 

at the mount called the mount of Olives, 

he sent two of his disciples,

30 Saying, 

Go ye into the village over against you; 

in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, 

whereon yet never man sat: 

loose him, 

and bring him hither.

31 And if any man ask you, 

Why do ye loose him

thus shall ye say unto him, 

Because the Lord hath need of him.

32 And they that were sent went their way, 

and found even as he had said unto them.

33 And as they were loosing the colt, 

the owners thereof said unto them, 

Why loose ye the colt?

34 And they said, 

The Lord hath need of him.

35 And they brought him to Jesus: 

and they cast their garments upon the colt, 

and they set Jesus thereon.

36 And as he went, 

they spread their clothes in the way.

37 And when he was come nigh, 

even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, 

the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice 

and praise God with a loud voice 

for all the mighty works that they had seen;

38 Saying, 

Blessed be the King that cometh 

in the name of the Lord: 

peace in heaven, 

and glory in the highest.

39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude 

said unto him, 

Master, 

rebuke thy disciples.

40 And he answered and said unto them, 

I tell you that, 

if these should hold their peace, 

the stones would immediately cry out.

41 And when he was come near, 

he beheld the city, 

and wept over it,

42 Saying, 

If thou hadst known, 

even thou, 

at least in this thy day, 

the things which belong unto thy peace! 

but now they are hid from thine eyes.

43 For the days shall come upon thee, 

that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, 

and compass thee round, 

and keep thee in on every side,

44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, 

and thy children within thee; 

and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; 

because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

45 And he went into the temple, 

and began to cast out them that sold therein, 

and them that bought;

46 Saying unto them, 

It is written, 

My house is the house of prayer: 

but ye have made it a den of thieves.

47 And he taught daily in the temple. 

But the chief priests and the scribes 

and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,

48 And could not find what they might do: 

for all the people were very attentive to hear him.


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